Those unaware that fashion week runs concurrently with the U.S. Open got a stylish reminder at Lisa Perry’s presentation. She transformed her Madison Avenue boutique into a chic tennis court replete with white side benches for guests. Both set and lineup charmed. Perry upped her game this season, taking a significant risk that largely paid off. Instead of her usual Pop Art influences and bright colors, she opted for an all-white collection that was heavy on modern dresses in racy, straight silhouettes.
The extreme uneven hems and risqué cutouts were less successful, but Perry had several great new takes on the tennis dress in both cotton and knit piqué that felt fresh and flirty. Her last few exits were her best: an oversize cable-knit sweater teamed with a pleated chiffon skirt and a cotton piqué halter gown that took her match into the evening session.